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Glasgow: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

1. Glasgow: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Explore one of the most vibrant Scottish cities with a 1 or 2-day ticket to Glasgow’s hop-on and hop-off bus. Explore museums, art galleries, parks, theatres and even Glasgow Cathedral. In addition, the city’s pubs, cafés, bars and nightclubs help make Glasgow one of the new preferred destinations for short breaks. The visitor attractions and places of interest are spread throughout the city and the best way to visit the attractions and to see the city, is to step on one of the open-top tour buses for a fully guided tour round all the main sights. Jump off at any of the 22 stops, conveniently located for the Gothic Cathedral, the Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, the recently restored Kelvingrove Art Galleries, Glasgow University, Glasgow Green and Clydeside Distillery, among many other sights. Bus Stops:  Stop 1 - George Square Stop 2 - Glasgow Cathedral Stop 3 - Merchant City Stop 4 - The Barras Stop 5 - Glasgow Green Stop 6 - St. Enoch Centre Stop 7 - St. Vincent Place Stop 8 - Radisson Hotel Stop 9 - Argyle Street Stop 10 - Hilton Garden Inn Stop 11 - SEC Centre Stop 11A - Clydeside Distillery Stop 12 - Riverside Museum Stop 13 - Woodlands Road Stop 14 - University of Glasgow Stop 15 - Byres Road Stop 16 - Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum Stop 17 - Kelvingrove Park Stop 18 - Charing Cross Stop 19 - Sauchiehall Street / The Glasgow School of Art Stop 20 - Theatre Royal Stop 21 - Buchanan Bus Station

Glasgow Highlights: Guided Bike Tour with Snacks

2. Glasgow Highlights: Guided Bike Tour with Snacks

Glide through the streets of Glasgow on a guided bike tour with a Royal Mail bicycle. Follow your guide through some of Glasgow’s most scenic neighborhoods, and learn about the history of the area. Meet your guide and climb aboard your fully refurbished Royal Mail bicycle. Ride along the waterfront area of historic Clydeside and appreciate the modern architectural gems in view. Enjoy snacks during the tour. Admire the vibrant street art in Yorkhill and cycle alongside Glasgow's best-loved river, the Kelvin. Hear the history behind each turn from your guide, including Glasgow's role in the making of the empire. Marvel at the impressive architecture of Kelvingrove Museum and reflect on the contribution the city has made to the world with a stop at Glasgow University. Finish your tour at the departure point.

Glasgow: West End Private Walking Tour

3. Glasgow: West End Private Walking Tour

Discover the affluent and prosperous area of Glasgow’s West End with its own unique history on this private walking tour. Explore sights such as the University of Glasgow, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and the relaxing Botanic Gardens. During this 1.5 hour tour, immerse yourself in the history of Glasgow's development. Walk down quaint cobbled lanes to see sights such as Kibble Palace at the Botanic Gardens, the hidden railway line, and the Lady of the Lake in Kelvingrove Park. Uncover the history and stories that make this area so unique with your local guide.

Glasgow: Self-Guided Audio Tour

4. Glasgow: Self-Guided Audio Tour

Welcome to the Glasgow Self-Guided Audio Tour, where you embark on a journey of discovery through one of Scotland's most vibrant and culturally rich cities. This immersive experience offers you the freedom and flexibility to explore Glasgow at your own pace, allowing you to tailor your itinerary to your preferences and interests. As you navigate the streets of this dynamic metropolis, our audio tour will be your informative companion, providing fascinating insights into the city's history, culture, myths, architecture, and other important facts about each tourist attraction you encounter. Glasgow boasts a wealth of attractions that showcase its diverse heritage and character. From its storied past as a major center of trade and industry during the Industrial Revolution to its modern-day reputation as a hub of creativity and innovation, there is much to uncover about this dynamic city. Discover the iconic Glasgow Cathedral, a magnificent example of medieval architecture that has stood for centuries as a symbol of faith and resilience. Learn about the city's role in the Scottish Enlightenment as you explore the grandeur of George Square and its statues commemorating influential figures of the era. Marvel at the innovative designs of renowned architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh as you visit landmarks such as the Glasgow School of Art and the Willow Tea Rooms. Delve into the city's maritime history at the Riverside Museum, where exhibits chronicle Glasgow's rich connections to shipbuilding and trade. Immerse yourself in the vibrant cultural scene of Glasgow as you stroll along the bustling streets of the Merchant City, home to art galleries, theaters, and trendy cafes. Explore the fascinating blend of old and new at the Glasgow Necropolis, a Victorian cemetery overlooking the cityscape, where the stories of its inhabitants offer glimpses into Glasgow's past. Learn more about the top 16 tourist attractions in Glasgow. Its history, culture, myths, architecture, and other important facts are in this audio commentary which starts from the city's central station then the itinerary gradually moves one by one. 1. Glasgow Central Station 2. The People's Palace 3. Glasgow Necropolis 4. Glasgow Cathedral 5. George Square 6. Mitchell Library 7. Kelvingrove Park 8. Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum 9. University of Glasgow 10. Hunterian Museum 11. Glasgow Botanic Gardens 12. Riverside Museum 13. Tall Ship Glenlee 14. Glasgow Science Centre 15. House for an Art Lover 16. Pollok Country Park Whether you're drawn to the grandeur of its historic landmarks, the charm of its cobblestone streets, or the energy of its contemporary art scene, Glasgow offers something for every traveler. With our self-guided audio tour, you have the freedom to tailor your experience to your preferences, ensuring an unforgettable journey through this captivating city. So grab your headphones, map out your route, and let the adventure begin!

Glasgow: Capture the most Photogenic Spots with a Local

5. Glasgow: Capture the most Photogenic Spots with a Local

Experience Glasgow through the lens of a local, capturing both the iconic views and the photogenic charm of hidden corners. Navigate from the iconic George Square capturing its vibrant historical statues to the emblematic Glasgow City Chambers renowned for its ornate Victorian façade. Uncover their unique roles in the daily life of locals, from being a beloved meeting point to a scene straight out of a postcard. Experience Glasgow intimately, as your Local reveals the stories behind famed postcard scenes, blending photogenic imagery with personal anecdotes. This experience offers a distinctive view of Glasgow, combining picturesque highlights with authentic cultural insights, making it a can't-miss experience for any visitor.

Glasgow: City, Green spaces and Clyde Bridges Bike Tour

6. Glasgow: City, Green spaces and Clyde Bridges Bike Tour

Explore the best of Glasgow on a guided bike tour. Cycle through the city's beautiful green spaces, over the iconic bridges of the River Clyde, and on to the chic and leafy West End. Start your tour at Drygate, one of Glasgow’s thriving micro-breweries. Pedal through beautiful green spaces, down to the People’s Palace on Glasgow Green. Cycle along the river Clyde Waterfront and over some of its iconic bridges, surrounded by post-industrial architecture and stunning Victorian sandstone buildings. Make your way to Glasgow’s chic green and leafy West End, through stunning Kelvingrove Park, through Glasgow University, following beautiful waterways and experiencing cultural highlights. Return via beautifully sleepy cycleways and canals to Glasgow’s historical center at Glasgow Cathedral and Necropolis which is just next door to the finish point and possibly a well-earned drink..

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There are two times listed on the info. 9:00 and 9:30. I wasn’t sure which one it was so I got there at 8:45. Would be nice to clarify which one! Other than that I loved it! I did it all in one day. The driver said by summer 2024 they are adding highland cows as an option.

The staff in the bus and at the stop were really friendly and answered all our questions very helpfully. The tour was interesting and the bus nice and comfy, the city however was a bit disappointing and we won’t be rushing back

This is a good way to see the city! We chose a live guide for one tour and then the audio guide for the second, both were terrific! I enjoy the flexibility of hop on hop off bus tours.

Fun. We got off at the Museum beside Kelvin Hall and the transportation themed museum on the banks of the Clyde. Great way to introduce yourself to the city.

Very good value for money. Buses were on time and drivers were courteous. Will use again